LoL World Championship 2018 Group B Recap
Posted 19th October 2018 By: Derpina    155 Views
Esports News – A day of surprising upsets concluded the LoL Worlds 2018 Group B stage. The League of Legends event was set a little over a week ago in South Korea, and it ended in a straightforward fashion when the heavily favored teams were all defeated by underdogs. Read the full recap below.
GAME 1: Royal Never Give Up vs Vitality
Royal Never Give Up is one of the biggest favorites in most esports tournaments. Surprisingly, Team Vitality turned the tides around to upset the competition in the World Championship’s group stage, winning one game against RNG in a decisive manner during the second round robin stage.
The two teams have a long history together, back when the LoL scene completes a line-up of strategy-aggressive teams as representatives. In their recent match, RNG had its AD carry Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao’s Tristana to carry Royal in a swift victory, seeing a cut above Vitality. But the winning team’s AD, Carry Amadeu “Attila” Carvalho, considered revealing his Draven pick to sit on the lead.
GAME 2: Cloud9 vs Gen.G
LoL World Championship defending champion Gen.G Esports has been eliminated in the group stages, courtesy of North American team Cloud9. The overall gameplan of the winning team was really impressive as they targeted Gen.G’s weakest points all throughout the game. Cloud9’s mid-laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen’s LeBlanc focused exclusively on Gen.G’s ADC, Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyuk.
In the remaining rounds, Gen.G led the teamfights despite Cloud9’s advantage using Crown’s Scatter the Meek. It was a daring Baron play between the two teams that sealed the game. Gen.G tried to salvage the game by slowing down Cloud9 but lost all of its members in the process.
GAME 3: Team Vitality vs Gen.G
Once again, Team Vitality proved that they’re more than just a team. After defeating RNG, they swept Gen.G in the Game 3 of Group B stages. Early on in the game, Mateusz “Kikis” Skudlarek, the jungler of Team Vitality, exposed a crucial damage in Gen.G’s ward coverage on the top side of the map. This led to easy kills and quick set up for top laner Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet.
It only took a couple of fights to foresee the results. A crucial match in the mid lane ended the game quicker than expected; it was a 4-to-1 fight that left Gen.G’s base vulnerable to Team Vitality’s defenses.
GAME 4: Cloud9 vs Royal Never Give Up
Like Team Vitality’s winning streak, Cloud9 also joined the upset train by taking down Royal Never Give Up during the group stages. In the early rounds, RNG drafted a composition full of tanks by relying heavily on the damage output of ADC Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao. This exposed Uzi’s location, so Cloud9 easily found the target.
After taking the lead, Cloud9 wasted no time to shut the game down. Uzi and RNG’s Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming had died seven times without executing a single kill on Cloud’s roster. As a result, RNG struggled to halt Cloud9’s advances, giving the winning team a chance at every teamfight and objective across the map.